Next Steps For RN to BSN Online Students

Congratulations on your admission to the RN to BSN online program. To make sure you’re ready for the first day of class, complete the following steps. As always, if you have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us at 970.248.1232.

Familiarize yourself with MAVzone, your student portal

MAVzone is the CMU campus portal, which provides single sign-on and secure access to your personalized information, your CMU student account, your CMU email account, online classes and network drives. Once your CMU email account is activated, this is how you will communicate will all faculty and staff on campus.

Once logged in, you can learn more about how MAVzone works by clicking the Using MAVzone button on the top right of the screen. Browse MAVzone applications and services, view outstanding tasks and requirements, manage your personal account information and much more!

MAVzone is also seamlessly integrated with the CMU website. Complete tasks like registering for classes and signing up for financial aid directly from the website after authenticating.

Log In to MAVzone

Using the link and student ID number (700#) provided in your acceptance email, log in to MAVzone and update your password. If you forget or lose your password, call the IT Helpdesk at 970.248.2111

Take me to MAVzone  

Review and complete the steps below

You can also view My Tasks in MAVzone to see if CMU is waiting for you to complete important Next Steps requirements.

To confirm your spot in the incoming class, there are a few more steps to complete.

In particular, don’t forget to

  • Confirm that you will be attending CMU by submitting your $50 enrollment deposit via credit card or electronic check.
  • Verify your tuition classification status. If it’s not what you expected, contact the Admissions Office at 970.248.1875 to discuss.
  • Request final transcripts. If you applied to CMU before completing high school or a college semester, or if you have high school AP, IB or any college credit to transfer, please contact your school and request that your final transcript is mailed directly to the Admissions Office, at: Colorado Mesa University Admissions Office, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

If you have not already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Colorado Mesa University's code is 001358. You will need a copy of the prior, prior year's federal tax return and W2 statements to complete the online application.

You will receive a letter notifying you of what financial aid you have been awarded. Check your My Tasks on your MAVzone for any next steps regarding financial aid.

In order to be eligible for Federal Student Loans, students must enroll in/complete a minimum of six (6) credit hours between the two starts each semester January/March (spring semester) and August/October (fall semester). Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Financial Aid to gain a full understanding of the requirements.

  • View and accept your Financial Aid award. If you are offered loans, you may accept all or part of each loan. If you only wish a portion, state that amount under Accept Partial Amount. Students accepting loans must complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling. 
  • Log onto MAVzone, go to My Tasks and look for Financial Aid tasks to check for correspondence from the Financial Aid Office. We may need additional documentation to process your aid. You may also call us.

Click here to view your financial aid award

Important: Be aware that registering for classes incurs a financial obligation. Payment is due for all online classes on the first day of class. 

  • Review the RN to BSN Program Sheet as well as the suggested course plan.
  • Schedule an appointment with Nursing Advising to receive one-on-one academic guidance. An adviser will walk you through the courses required for graduation, courses available in upcoming start dates and the most appropriate courses for you to enroll in given your previous academic experience. Call 970.248.1398 to schedule an appointment.
  • Please note that course offerings and availability are announced approximately eight weeks before each semester (late October for Spring I and Spring II start dates and late March for Summer I, Fall I and Fall II start dates.)
  • Once you have set up your MAVzone account, compare your courses (use the DegreeWorks app to see what is still needed and what is completed) and determine your plan for completing the RN to BSN online program.

From MAVzone, open Student Drop Down and select Unofficial and then All Levels. You may also find your transfer credit within DegreeWorks. Transfer credits that have been accepted will be listed by the schools attended.

If transfer credits are incomplete or missing, please be patient. They will be viewable shortly.

For questions regarding non-nursing transfer credits, please contact the Registrar's Office by emailing registrar@coloradomesa.edu or calling 970.248.1216 and asking for the Transfer Manager.

Note: Conditional admits to this program will not have transfer credits posted until full admittance is granted.

From the MAVzone Dashboard, select the Register for Classes App, click on Look up Classes under the Registration Tools section and select the term you wish to register for.

You can view your schedule by selecting My Account, Courses, Concise Student Schedule.

Contact the Registrar's Office at 970.248.1216 for further assistance, if needed.

Important: Be aware that registering for classes incurs a financial obligation. Payment is due for all online classes prior to the first day of class. See "Pay for Courses" later in this guide for more information. If you decide to drop a class, please call Enrollment Services at 855.804.7193.

Course Drop/Withdraw/Refund Policy

Courses dropped by 5pm on the 1st day of classes are eligible for a full refund.

Courses dropped during the first 15% of the course will be refunded in full less a partial tuition assessment. If all courses are dropped the student will be assessed a $225 partial tuition assessment and the remaining balance will be refunded.

After 15% of the course has been completed students withdraw from the course with no refund and either a grade of "W".

After 50% of the course has been completed, a student may withdraw with no refund and a grade of "WF".

To drop a course in the Online RN-BSN program, please utilize the RN to BSN withdrawal form.

After completing this form, here is what you can expect as next steps in finalizing your request.

  • A university representative will contact you to confirm accuracy of your request and inform you of any impact to your educational journey.
  • Your request will be processed after you have spoken to your assigned representative, understand and accept the terms and conditions surrounding withdrawal.

View important Add/Drop/Withdraw dates

The MAVcard is your official student ID card that grants you online access to Tomlinson Library. To receive your card, complete the form at MAVCard for Distance Learners. Your CMU MAVcard will be mailed to you in approximately 1-2 weeks.

To order your textbooks and have them shipped directly to you, go to the Maverick Store online and click Order Textbooks Now. If the term you would like to order for isn't showing, check back periodically. The list is not available until closer to the start of term. If you already know which textbooks you need before the list is posted, you can search by title or ISBN in the search bar found at the top right of the screen.

Many titles on our site are also available to rent through a third-party affiliate, SKYO. If they are, it will be indicated on a title-by-title basis. SKYO rentals are fulfilled by SKYO and shipped directly to you.

View account balances and make payments via debit card, credit card, or online check with ePAY, CMU's secure, financial portal. Access the ePAY app through MAVzone.

Important: Payment in full is due by 5pm the first day of class. Payment plans are available for this program.

As a new online student at CMU, you are required to successfully complete the D2L Orientation to gain access to any of your online courses. A Welcome email will be automatically sent to your CMU email account shortly after registering for an online or hybrid course. The email contains important information about the D2L Orientation and the deadline for completion. You will be given unlimited attempts to pass the D2L Orientation with an 80% or higher before the deadline identified. Failure to pass the D2L Orientation before the deadline will result in you being dropped from your online or hybrid course(s). No overrides will be granted.  

There will be an assignment due for any accelerated class you are in by the 5th day of class. If this assignment is not completed by this time, you will be dropped from the course and there will be no refund.